Haryana orders magisterial probe into Bhiwani firing

December 19th, 2008 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, Dec 19 (IANS) Haryana Friday ordered a magisterial enquiry into the circumstances that led to police firing in a village in Bhiwani district Thursday that left two people dead and over 30 injured.The police opened fire in Kharak village in Bhiwani, 300 km from here, Thursday after villagers went on the rampage and pelted stones at police personnel. The villagers were angry that two youth of their village, who were missing since Dec 14, were found dead in a nearby canal.

They blocked the Bhiwani-Delhi highway for several hours near Kharak village.

Bhiwani’s additional deputy commissioner has been directed to carry out the magisterial enquiry and submit his report to the government within 15 days.

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